Comic - Vanguard Collection

Vanguard cover

A new collected edition of the UK webcomic Vanguard is being launched at LSCC...

Vanguard: In the near future, a small team of genetically engineered metahumans defend our country's interests at home and abroad.

They are the Vanguard.


Set predominately in the UK, Vanguard is the story of a team of genetically enhanced metahumans employed by the British government to protect the nation’s interests, at home and abroad. It is set in the not too distant future, where the world is becoming more politically and economically unstable. There are food riots, water and power shortages and a rising crime rate as day to day living becomes more of a struggle.

What starts as a simple rescue mission reveals a new, terrifying threat an unseen enemy, with a vast array of terrible weapons and access to seemingly unlimited resources. Can our heroes uncover who they are and stop their diabolical machinations before the world is plunged into chaos?

This book collects the complete issues 1-5 of the webcomic Vanguard, previously published on VanguardComic.com.

Book one cover pencils/inks by Chris Imber, Colours by Dan Butcher

Vanguard is created, written and illustrated by Dan Butcher.

About the Author

Dan started, as a lot of comic artists do, by drawing/creating characters and comic strips at an early age. Studying art through school, he ended up earning a degree in Illustration and Design.

After a short career as an animator (realised drawing the same image over 200+ times wasn’t for him), he defected to the ‘Dark Side’ and began working as a graphic designer, which he now does as his ‘proper’ job.

Dan has worked on various comics including Our Supermom, Madius’ Comics: Papercuts and Inkstains, Assault On Fortress Doom among many others. He currently writes and illustrates his own superhero webcomic, VANGUARD.

The book will be going on sale to the public at the London Super Comic Con, which is to be held at the Excel Centre in London on the 20th and 21st of February.

Copies bought at LSCC will also include a signed sketchbook and a signed, glossy print of the of the front cover.

Image - Dan Butcher